Budget Reviewed Before CCS Vote

The Clinton Central School Board of Education met virtually Tuesday evening to discuss new business.


A Meet the Candidates forum preceded the business meeting, allowing voters the chance to learn more about the three people running for the Board's two available seats. Incumbent Melinda Leising, incumbent Sam Catterson, and first-time candidate Dr. Lyndsey Bauer answered questions from moderator CCS Clerk Julia Scranton.


The questions ranged from personal and background information, covering what each candidate believes is the most significant issue facing the District, and several more.


The candidates answered in agreement to several answers and each expressed confidence in both themselves and their fellow candidates in their capability to improve CCS.


CCS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm started the Budget Hearing, talking about the importance of cooperation against adversity and thanking the community for their support through the pandemic. Grimm said the goals from the budget were to develop a plan both educationally responsible for children, and fiscally responsible for the community.


"Every piece of information we have gotten is from our stakeholders," Grimm said. "Puts us on the same page to know what we're doing is what's best for the students and the district."


Some of the additional challenges brought on by Covid-19 are not knowing the full impact the pandemic has on students' educational development, and the students' understanding of the vertically and horizontally aligned…



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